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Now displaying: February, 2015
Feb 26, 2015

After eight years, Jesse Thorn is ending the internship program on his NPR-distributed culture interview show Bullseye — not because it wasn’t working, but because he thought it was wrong. He explains why to host Adam Ragusea. And law professor David Yamada discusses the legality of unpaid internships.

Plus, Adam's thoughts on Diane Rehm, her advocacy for the “right to die,” and the true definition of objectivity; and what you can do to be a “member” of The Pub and help the show sustain itself (no, it doesn’t involve paying money, yet).

Feb 19, 2015

On this week's episode, we contemplate how much children's public television has changed since the day of Mister Rogers. Host Adam Ragusea interviews Linda Simensky, PBS's v.p. of children's programming. Also, Deanna Garcia, a reporter for WESA in Pittsburgh, takes us to a new exhibit of Misters Rogers' Neighborhood set pieces now on display at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Also on the show, film writer and former Current reporter Andrew Lapin is worried that the PBS documentary showcases POV and Independent Lens are in danger.

A week after his sudden death, we look at New York Times media columnist David Carr's thoughts on public media, courtesy of The Pub intern Ben Conarck.

And we listen to some of your feedback on our two recent shows concerning vocal fry.

Feb 12, 2015

Host Adam Ragusea goes in-depth on what exactly vocal fry even is, talks with NPR veteran Jacki Lyden about her new micro-news organization reporting on fashion, and hears from West Virginia Public Broadcasting CEO Scott Finn about five things that public media can learn from commercial media.

Feb 5, 2015

This week, the "public radio voice," its biases and its limitations. Adam talks with communications professor Chenjerai Kumanyika, author of a recent widely-read essay about public radio voices; Morning Edition founding editor William Drummond; and Georgia Public Broadcasting journalist Sarah McCammon.

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